Maroon 5 Thanks Critics After Lackluster Super Bowl Performance

Singer-songwriter Adam Levine of Maroon 5

Singer-songwriter Adam Levine of Maroon 5

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There were guest appearances from Travis Scott, Big Boi and a gospel choir, but nothing was more polarising than frontman Adam Levine's dancing. "I'm not in the right profession if I can't handle a little bit of controversy", Levine said. "To be able to bring my children because we're really family-oriented, it was a chance of a lifetime".

Adam Levine has responded to his fans and his critics after Maroon 5's controversial Super Bowl halftime show performance.

Levine had hinted that there would be some sort of nod to social justice in the performance, but that wasn't immediately apparent in the show.

Levine took off his shirt near the end of the act, exposing his nipples and leading people to point out the different reaction when Janet Jackson was shunned for one briefly exposed breast at the Super Bowl halftime 15 years ago.

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A clip from the 2001 episode "Band Geeks" was briefly played during the show before it quickly transitioned into Scott's "Sicko Mode". "No one put more thought and love into this than I did".

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In late 2018, the National Football League announced that Maroon 5 would be headlining the halftime show. Even though we didn't get it, there was a lot of talk about what it would look like if Maroon 5 did decide to pay tribute to "Spongebob" creator Stephen Hillenburg.

So instead, we were left with a rather underwhelming halftime show that was too unfocused and will likely be the butt of jokes for years to come.

The performance ended after Maroon 5 retook the stage for a medley of "Sugar" and "Moves Like Jagger". Their performance garnered more criticism from the worldwide media when Adam Levine took off his jacket and later on went to strip off his vest too as the crowd shouted and cheered in overjoy.

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